Activating your beacon
WARNING: This transmitter is authorized for use only during
situations of grave and imminent danger. Deliberate misuse may
incur a severe penalty.
Category I beacons are designed to be automatically deployed and
activated in the event of a sinking vessel. The beacon may also be hand
held on the deck of vessels, or floated in water and attached to a raft or
life vest with the lanyard provided.
Category II beacons are designed to be manually deployed from the
Two conditions must be met for a Category II beacon to automatically
It must be out of its bracket
It must be wet
NOTE: Either condition by itself will not automatically activate the
Category I and II beacons can always be manually activated in or out of
The beacon and bracket are designed to allow the user to perform
periodic testing while the beacon is in its bracket.
Y1-03-0233 Rev. F